Tuesday, September 13
When it comes to fresh fruit, we all love to grow our trees, but often we seem to run out of ideas on what to do with all the fresh, luscious fruit that we pick off of it. Peaches are one of those fruits that you can seem to do so many things with such as jam, jelly, eat them on cereal, fresh or make a delicious peach cobbler out of them. With this easy to follow recipe, you can have simple, quick peach cobbler in no time!
4 lbs of ripe, peeled yellow peaches, sliced into 1/2 inch thick wedges
1 cup of sugar, divided 2/3 cup for peaches and 1/3 cup for dough
1/2 cup of instant tapioca mix
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (6 oz) of butter, cut into 1/2" chunks
2/3 cup of whipping cream
1 Prehead your oven to 350°F.
1 In a large mixing bowl, combine the peaches and the 2/3 cup of sugar. Mix until the peaches are well-coated and the sugar evenly distributed. Then add the tapioca, the lemon juice and zest, and the vanilla extract. Combine this thoroughly and let it stand for at least 15 minutes, to soften the tapioca. You may let it stand for up to 30 minutes. Stir several times to ensure all ingredients are mixed.
2 In another mixing bowl, go ahead and mix the flour with remaining 1/3 cup sugar, the baking powder, and the nutmeg. Incorporate the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry mixer, a fork, or your hands until coarse crumbs form. Add the cream and mix until the resulting dough just barely holds together.
3 Butter or PAM a shallow 2 1/2 to a 3-quart baking dish. Spread the fruit out in the dish, making sure it is evenly-spaced. Spread the dough over the fruit, crumbling it evenly. Gaps are ok.
4 Place on the center rack and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the topping is golden-brown and the fruit mixture is slightly bubbling where there are gaps. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then serve! Delicious when paired with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream while still piping hot.